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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Sociedad

Saul Niguez
Saul Niguez scored his third La Liga goal of the season

Atletico Madrid easily beat Real Sociedad to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to five points.

A first-half own goal from Diego Reyes was followed by Saul Niguez's acrobatic volley and Antoine Griezmann's penalty in the second half.

Barca can restore their eight-point advantage and set a Spanish football record of 35 games unbeaten if they win at Rayo Vallecano on Thursday.

Third-placed Real Madrid travel to Levante on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2GodínSubstituted forHernándezat 55'minutes
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 6Koke
  • 14Fernández ArenasSubstituted forTorres Muñozat 76'minutes
  • 12FernándezBooked at 74mins
  • 17Saúl
  • 23Vietto
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forCorreaat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 8Kranevitter
  • 9Torres
  • 10Torres Muñoz
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 19Hernández

Real Sociedad

  • 1Rulli
  • 30Elustondo
  • 3González
  • 24De la Bella
  • 21Hernández OrtegaSubstituted forVelaat 59'minutes
  • 8GraneroBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPardo Gutiérrezat 59'minutes
  • 23Reyes
  • 4Illarramendi
  • 7Na BangnaSubstituted forCapilla Gonzálezat 82'minutes
  • 22Cristian de JesusBooked at 4mins
  • 10Prieto Argarate

Substitutes

  • 11Vela
  • 13Olazábal Paredes
  • 14Pardo Gutiérrez
  • 19Berchiche Izeta
  • 20Zaldúa Bengoechea
  • 28Oyarzabal
  • 34Capilla González
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
29,737

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamReal Sociedad
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Real Sociedad 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Real Sociedad 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Alberto De la Bella.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Capilla (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Xabi Prieto.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Filipe Luis tries a through ball, but Ángel Correa is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathas (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Pardo with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Óliver Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mikel González (Real Sociedad).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathas (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Carlos Vela.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Alberto De la Bella.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. Capilla replaces Bruma.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Correa.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Gerónimo Rulli.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Óliver Torres.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 1st March 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona26213269214866
2Atl Madrid27194439112861
3Real Madrid26166471254654
4Villarreal26157433181552
5Celta Vigo2612593944-541
6Sevilla2611873728941
7Ath Bilbao26115103835338
8Eibar26106104035536
9Real Sociedad2797113638-234
10Dep La Coruña2661463332132
11Malaga2688102323032
12Valencia2671093029131
13Real Betis26610102136-1528
14Espanyol2684142650-2428
15Las Palmas2776142940-1127
16Rayo Vallecano2668123653-1726
17Getafe2775152644-1826
18Sporting Gijón2666143046-1624
19Granada2665152751-2423
20Levante2655162448-2420
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